Leeds United: Skipper Ross gets extra time

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LEEDS UNITED have granted unsettled striker Ross McCormack additional time off until tomorrow following a request – but it remains unclear whether he will travel out to Italy to attend the club’s pre-season training camp.

The Scotland forward announced his intentions to leave United after putting in a transfer request last month, with Fulham remaining keen on signing him.

A stand-off has ensued between McCormack and United owner Massimo Cellino, who is digging his heels in regarding moves from the West London outfit for the 27-year-old, with the relationship between the pair having deteriorated.

Meanwhile, Leeds have dismissed talk that players had to wash their own kit at the start of the pre-season, while insisting the club canteen which was closed for two days at the start of pre-season will re-open when first-team training resumes again at Thorp Arch next week.

Fresh speculation has also suggested that United players will be charged for every pair of socks that they cut out the bottoms out of in a bid to help with running costs, but a club source has also denied that.

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